Re: 5.0 "make install" bug and fix
Greg E. Priest-Dorman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>I noticed something in the latest release that does not quite work as
>described in the Makefile, but don't wory it's easy to fix.
>Make ignores the prefix directive. It uses "/usr" for the prefix no
>mater what you type after "make". So "make install" wants to install
>in to /usr/bin, /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp and /usr/info even if you
>specify "make prefix=/usr/local" every step of the way.
It may depend on what version of make you are using. As an
experiment, I created a Makefile with only these three lines:
@echo prefix is $(prefix)
Then I tried it with and without a command line argument, with these
prefix is /usr
$ make prefix=/usr/local
prefix is /usr/local
I am using the Slackware 3.1 distribution of Linux, which has this
version of make:
GNU Make version 3.74, by Richard Stallman and Roland McGrath.
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